Entrepreneurial Design Leader in Natick, MA at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 5/21/2023

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Job Description

Requisition ID: 013198


Design a career that speaks to you!  We are actively seeking a key leader to work with our team of professional interior designers.  This dynamic market has great potential, where the right candidate will bring a passion for developing others to strengthen client relationships, build revenue and increase overall customer satisfaction.

General Objectives

Primarily responsible for the management, development, training, and motivation of the team while maintaining a high level of customer contact and achieving goals.  Actively coach to raise professionalism of the design services and assist with developing business plans with staff designers to increase market reach and revenue.  Work closely with each associate to manage design projects, client contacts and relationships, sales volume, Interior Designer effectiveness and overall customer satisfaction.

Ethan Allen is a luxury brand committed to quality, value and our most important assets: our associates.

As an Entrepreneurial Leader, you:

  • Have a passion for design.
  • Are able to attract, build, mentor and motivate a talented team of professional interior designers.
  • Are knowledgeable of current trends to go beyond the door in today’s marketplace.
  • Have strong local community relationships to optimize business development and marketing efforts.
  • Are tech-savvy, high-energy and on-trend.
  • Partake in the best compensation programs in the industry- with generous salaries, incentives and flexible schedules.
  • Have a proven track record of leading a successful sales team.
  • Own and direct Design Center operations and team performance.
  • Think strategically with the ability to prioritize while keeping the big picture and goals in mind.
  • Strong use of technology and marketing skills.

Our Entrepreneurial Leaders’ strengths include:

  • Proven leadership in running a retail sales business in a fast-paced client focused environment.
  • Drive new business and increasing revenue while maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Passionate about inspiring and supporting creative people, in an incentive-based retail environment.
  • Demonstrated use of technology and social media to drive business.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) years of experience or High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive relevant work experience and practical interior design experience, or a combination of both.  
  • Proven sales background in residential interior design.
  • Broad knowledge of interior design and effective sales techniques.
  • Supervisory experience required.

Other Requirements:   

  • An entrepreneurial attitude and approach with strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • This position requires team leadership and the ability to manage the design process including the ability to review and provide feedback on design projects using technical and creative skills in color and space planning. 
  • Demonstrated ability to practice residential interior design.
  • Ability to train and coach for design, product knowledge, sales performance and customer service. 
  • Must be able to work holidays, evenings and weekends. 

Benefits are an important part of the total compensation that are offered, providing peace of mind and financial well-being.  Ethan Allen is committed to offering a variety of benefits that allow associates to choose whether or not to participate based on personal and family needs.  Some of the benefits offered are two company subsidized Medical Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Savings Account (including Employer contributions), cost effective Dental and Vision plans, 401(k) plan (with Employer matching contributions and Profit Sharing), company provided Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability (FT associates only), Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care & Dependent Care, Commuter Saving Plans – Public Transit & Parking, Voluntary Whole Life Insurance, Voluntary Critical Care Insurance, Voluntary Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Purchase Program, and Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We are an E-Verify Employer.